Questions tagged [age]

For the age policy of Stack Exchange (a minimum of 16 in the European Union, 13 worldwide, 18 to be a moderator)

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Why can't I use Stack Exchange if I'm under 13 years old, or if I'm under 16 years old and from the EU?

I was just reading the Terms of Service, and noticed something: You must be at least 13 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without limitation to complete a Stack Overflow ...
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Age limit is too strict [closed]

There is a restriction on setting your birthday: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: - Birthday must be after 1920/01/01 I realize the number of 90 year old users is small, but ...
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Age calculations are wrong in the data dump export

I'm still 29, and this shows correctly on StackOverflow and the rest of the "trilogy" because I entered my correct birth date. The data dump says I'm 30. I know this is happening to other users as ...
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Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age?

We had a user who as far as we can tell on travel.se, was deleted on puzzling.se for being underage, and so all their accounts were removed. They were an incredibly useful user on Travel, and if they ...
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It's nice to know that Stack Overflow also attracts the older demographic

Specifically, why is it that there are 2 users older than 90: svec is 110 Ed is 257 This seems to violate the warning that is given if you try to put in a birthdate that would make you over ~90 ...
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Are moderators required to report users younger than 13?

Users younger than 13 are deleted immediately once SE is informed about the case. The reason for this is COPPA, the US law intended to protect children online. The guidelines as far as I understand ...
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Display a “Happy Birthday” message when a user logs in on their birthday

Today is my birthday. I was disappointed to see that when I logged on to SO I was not greeted with a "Happy Birthday" message. Can we display something (maybe through the notification bar?) when ...
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User inactivity due to… well, death. Profile info (Age) keeps adding years [closed]

My question, I guess, is not that common. I am not even sure it is a question. Anyway, here what pushed me towards asking this... Last year, I was constantly bumping into one user w/ name David. He ...
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Questions about the new minimum age for diamond moderators

Today we've released a policy that moderators must be 18 years old or older to be diamond moderators on our sites. Since the policy post isn't well-suited to address questions about the policy, that's ...
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Would it be possible to setup SE sites specifically designed for children, what do you think?

Yesterday my daughter watched me acting on my favorite SE site. She essentially said: "Hey, that's cool. Can you recommend me a me a site there, where I could go to with my bunch of questions I ...
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Why are moderators now required to report underage users?

Just today (December 2, 2020), a new moderator agreement policy was enacted, which requires moderators to report users that they find to be underage: If you find a user claiming to be under 16 ...
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Is there a minimum age for Community Moderators on Stack Exchange?

If I'm 16, can I be a moderator on one of the Stack Exchange network sites? I know that due to COPPA and GDPR users have to be a specific age before they can have accounts on Stack Exchange - are ...
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Age not updating on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I am having a similar issue reported in this question: Age not updating on profile. I had a birthday several months ago, but my Stack Overflow profile still says the younger age. This seems to be a ...
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Bug in age on Stack Exchange profile?

My age is correctly reported on my SO profile but on my main Stack Exchange profile page I appear to have aged somewhat. (Or perhaps it's a homage to Douglas Adams.) Anyone else suffering from this, ...
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Why is the “Loop” survey restricted to those 18 and above?

The new blog post Introducing the Loop: A Foundation in Listening links to a survey, that appears to be what the Loop is at the moment. That is this: "Through the Loop Survey" on SurveyMonkey When I ...
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How should Ask Ubuntu handle old questions and answers? [closed]

Ask Ubuntu will be 4 this year and as we toddle off into the future, we leave a trail of posts behind us. Some are historically excellent, some were never that good and never got answered, and some ...
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Top users who are teenagers or underage

I am 21 years old. I have always been fascinated when I see teens or young users on Stack Overflow, who are younger than me but in reputations wise, ah!!! I can't compare with mine. They are at that ...
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Remove “age” field or remove requirement of “age” field for Autobiographer badge

I would like the Autobiographer badge, but I don't want to put my age on my profile. I think asking for your age is just a little too personal to have on a programming / IT / computer website. At ...
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Isn't it time to remove the age from network profile? [duplicate]

Since the big profile makeover about two years ago, age is no longer displayed on user profiles. However, it's still visible in the network profile: I can't see any point leaving it there when ...
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Why do users in the European Union have to be at least 16 to participate in SE?

I noticed this new paragraph in the Terms of Service: If you are located within the European Union, you must be at least 16 years old to access or use the Network or Services, including without ...
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'Age' field in data explorer is inconsistent with main site [closed]

This appears to be a re-occurrence (or it never was fixed) of this bug: Age calculations are wrong in the data dump export Basically, when running a Data.SE query, the age field seems to be always ...
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Under age users - could they store their own data until of age?

Basically, I'm revisiting this question: Under age users - could they just be suspended until of age? Instead of immediately deleting an underage user's data, consider the following protocol: ...